The Metropolitan Police Service has to give an explanation for why it stopped investigating allegations of sex trafficking against Jeffrey Epstein after a woman who claims she was forced to have sex with the Duke of York accused the police of corruption.
Virginia Giuffre is pictured in a now-notorious photo of Prince Andrew with his hand around her bare waist, with Epstein and the Duke’s ‘friend’ Ghislaine Maxwell in the background. Then a teenager, she claims to have had sex with the royal at least three times back in 2001.
Some 14 years later, she brought her story to the Metropolitan Police Service, only to see the probe dropped rather quickly. “At first the Scotland Yard told me they were going to forensically examine [Ghislaine Maxwell’s] house in London – next thing I hear, just like the FBI, they were not allowed to pursue the investigation.
The Met confirmed on Thursday that they had indeed launched a probe, interviewed Guiffe, got advice from the Crown Prosecution Service, and decided the case was out of their jurisdiction to proceed with a full criminal investigation.
Giuffre in the meantime doubled down on her accusations against Prince Andrew in the upcoming interview with the BBC, as the Duke of York faces a growing backlash following his own train-wreck interview with Newsnight about his friendship with the US child pimp.
British newspapers are dominated by wall-to-wall coverage of Prince Andrew’s reckoning, following his dismissal from public life by the Queen as a result of the ongoing Jeffrey Epstein sex trafficking scandal.
Several high profile companies dropped their affiliations with the prince in recent days following his disastrous attempt to explain his relationship with the disgraced sex offender in an interview with the BBC.
The prince claimed he has a medical condition which prevents him from sweating and also raised eyebrows by saying that he was with his daughter at Pizza Express at the time he was alleged to be having intercourse with one of Epstein’s victims.
RT. com / ABC Flash Point News 2019.